Join us in prayer for the third Sunday of Easter
The Rev. Dr. Stuart Mennigke presides
Frances Picherack is the guest preacher
The Rev. Jeffrey Preiss serves as Deacon
Dana Osborne is the MC
Bernard Cuffling is the reader
and Music is provided by Kim Harding, Eleanor Rogers, Deirdre Rogers and Elizabeth McLenehan, under the direction of Rupert Lang
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Third Sunday of Easter - Order of Service
Gathering of the Community
Cathedral Parish Announcements
Introit This Joyful Eastertide. (arr. Philip Ledger) trad. Dutch Carol
Presider Alleluia Christ is risen!
All Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia.
Presider May his grace and peace be with you.
All May he fill our hearts with joy.
Presider As we gather on the unceded and ancestral lands of Coast Salish nations, let us pray that Christ’s grace and peace will be with us. May we be ministers of the reconciling love of the Risen Christ.
All May our hearts be filled with joy. Alleluia!
Gloria Glory to God Text: Edwin Le Grice; Music: Walter Greatorex (1877 –1949); Woodlands
Presider Let us pray (silence)
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread.
Open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in his redeeming work,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Proclamation of the Word
First Reading Acts 3:12-19
Reader The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
Canticle Den Tod J. S. Bach
Translation O’er death, no one could prevail
if mortal e’er came near us.
Through guilt, all our strength fails;
Our sinful hearts are fearful.
But death did not gain the day;
instead, dwelt imprisoned.
Second Reading 1 John 3:1-7
Reader The word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
Cantor Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer,
and on the third day rise from the dead;
Choir and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the nations.
Deacon The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Before the Gospel Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel Luke 24:36b-48
Deacon The Gospel of Christ.
After the Gospel Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
All Repeat Alleluias
Sermon Frances Picherack
Silence for Reflection
The Nicene Creed
Presider Let us confess our faith, as we say,
All We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church of Ireland. In the joint Anglican & Evangelical Lu-
theran Churches in Canada Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Most Rev. Anne Germond, Archbishop, and the
clergy and people of the Diocese of Algoma; the dean, council, and congregations of the Manitoba South
Area of the Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Synod; and the Right of Indigenous Peoples to Free, Prior
and Informed Consent and a renewed commitment to responsible resource extraction. In the Diocesan
Cycle of Prayer we pray for John Stephens our Bishop; Linda Nicholls our Primate; Susan Johnson the Na-
tional Lutheran Bishop in Canada; Mark MacDonald the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop;Gregory Mohr the Evangelical Lutheran Bishop in British Columbia; Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury; our companion diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines and the Rt. Rev. Brent Alawas; our companion parish, All Saints Cathedral, Bontac, Philippines and the Very Rev. Padi Luc; and St. Anselm (Vancouver), St. Oswald (Port
Kells) and St. Helen (Surrey). In our Parish we pray for Newcomers Coffee Facilitators.
If you have a special intention for which you wish to receive prayers, please email your prayer request to the
Rev. Helen Dunn at email@example.com
Presider The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.
Presider The peace of the risen Christ be always with you.
All And also with you. Alleluia.
All may exchange a sign of peace, greeting one another with these words:
All Christ is risen.
Celebration of the Eucharist
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Offertory Hymn Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (CP 216)
Text: Fulbert of Chartres (? –1028); tr. Robert Campbell (1814 –1868);
Music: Henry John Gauntlett (1805 –1876); final verse arr. David Willcocks
Prayer over the Gifts
Presider Creator of all,
All you wash away our sins in water,
you give us new birth by the Spirit,
and redeem us in the blood of Christ.
As we celebrate the resurrection,
renew your gift of life within us.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Amen.
The Great Thanksgiving
Presider The Lord be with you.
All And also with you.
Presider Lift up your hearts.
All We lift them to the Lord.
Presider Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Presider Eternal God, Source of all being, we give you thanks and praise for your faithful love.
You call us into friendship with you and one another to be your holy people,
a sign of your presence in the world.
When those we trust betray us, unfailingly you remain with us.
When we injure others, you confront us in your love
and call us to the paths of righteousness.
You stand with the weak, and those, broken and alone,
whom you have always welcomed home, making the first last, and the last first.
Therefore we raise our voices with angels and archangels,
forever praising you and singing:
Sanctus Choir (Missa Tota Pulchra es) Abbé J. Fabre
Presider Blessed are you, O Holy One:
when Hagar was driven into the wilderness you followed her and gave her hope.
When Joseph was sold into bondage, you turned malice to your people’s good.
When you called Israel out of slavery,
you brought them through the wilderness into the promised land.
When your people were taken into exile
you wept with them by the river of Babylon and carried them home.
All Restore us, O God, let your face shine!
Presider At the right time you sent your Anointed One
to stand with the poor, the outcast, and the oppressed.
Jesus touched lepers, and the sick, and healed them.
He accepted water from a woman of Samaria and offered her the water of new life.
Christ knew the desolation of the cross and opened the way for all humanity
into the redemption of your reconciling love.
On the night he was betrayed, Jesus, at supper with his friends,
took bread, gave you thanks, broke the bread, gave it to them, and said,
“Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”
After supper he took the cup of wine, and when he had given thanks,
he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you:
this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you
and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”
Loving and Holy One, recalling Christ’s death and resurrection, we offer you these gifts,
longing for the bread of tomorrow and the wine of the age to come.
Therefore we proclaim our hope.
All Dying you destroyed our death,
rising you restored our life.
Lord Jesus, come in glory.
Presider Pour out your Spirit on these gifts that through them
you may sustain us in our hunger for your peace.
We hold before you all whose lives are marked by suffering, our sisters and brothers.
When we are broken and cast aside, embrace us in your love.
All Restore us, O God, let your face shine!
Presider Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, O Source of all life, now and for ever.
The Lord's Prayer Cantor
Presider Lord, we died with you on the cross
All Now we are raised to new life.
Presider We were buried in your tomb.
All Now we share in your resurrection.
Presider Live in us, that we may live in you.
All Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Presider Alleluia. The gifts of God for the people of God.
All Thanks be to God. Alleluia!
Share the Gifts - Communion
If you know the brokenness of life, its fractures within and its division without, then you have
participated in the broken body of Christ and you are invited to share in Communion.
If you are not physically receiving Communion, then offer this prayer:
In union, O God, with all your faithful people
gathered wherever the eucharist is celebrated this day,
I offer you praise and thanksgiving for creation and all the blessings of this life,
for the redemption given to us through the life, death and resurrection of Christ,
and for the means of grace and the hope of glory.
I pray you come into my heart, my soul and my mind.
Let nothing separate me from you.
May I serve you in this life until, by your grace,
I come to your promised reign of justice and peace;
through Christ and in the unity of the Spirit. Amen.
During Communion Benedictus & Agnus Dei (Missa Tota Pulchra es) Abbé J. Fabre
Sending Out of the Disciples
Prayer after Communion
Presider Author of life divine,
All in the breaking of bread we know the risen Lord.
Feed us always in these mysteries,
that we may show your glory to all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Presider Glory to God,
All whose power, working in us,
can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation,
in the Church and in Christ Jesus,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Presider God, who through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
has given us the victory, give you joy and peace in your faith;
and the blessing...
Closing Hymn All Shall Be Well (CP 222)
Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith (1926 –); Music: First strain of Song 46, Orlando Gibbons (1583 –1625); Song 46
Deacon Alleluia! Alleluia!
Go in peace to love and serve the Risen Lord.
All Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Choir Easter Alleluias. trad. Gregorian
The service of the Church into the World — begins again this week.